Mary of Teck
Victoria Mary of Teck
Queen consort of the United Kingdom
and the British Dominions
Empress consort of India
Reign 6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936
Coronation 22 June 1911
Born 26 May 1867(1867-05-26)
Kensington Palace, London
Died 24 March 1953 (aged 85)
Marlborough House, London
Burial 31 March 1953
St George's Chapel
Spouse George V
(m. 1893; d. 1936)
Edward VIII
George VI
Mary, Princess Royal
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
Prince George, Duke of Kent
Prince John
Full name Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes
Father Francis, Duke of Teck
Mother Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge

Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress consort of India, as the wife of King-Emperor George V.

Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and raised in England. Her parents were Francis, Duke of Teck, who was of German extraction, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a granddaughter of King George III. She was informally known as "May", after her birth month. At the age of 24 she was betrothed to Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, but six weeks after the announcement of the engagement he died unexpectedly of pneumonia. The following year she became engaged to Albert Victor's next surviving brother, George, who subsequently became King. Before her husband's accession she was successively Duchess of York, Duchess of Cornwall and York and Princess of Wales.

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